I am generally not a fan of this genre but took a gamble and ordered this book. I am extremely glad to say that I was not left to regret that decision.
Written in the reportage style, this book draws upon the experiences of those who fought and won in the Zombie Wars - a 10 year battle against something that was originally censored and thought if as a criminal uprising to something much worse.
Max Brooks is clearly a very clever man. Writing a novel like this creates so many instances where you could argue that a certain scenario would never happen as it does. However, not once was I ever in doubt that what is discussed in every interview and scenario could not actually happen.
I could not put this book down. It was also refreshing to read a book that takes a truly international approach to the problem by suggesting that it took all of humanities intelligence, guile and stubbornness to the war.
Having read that the movie rights to this book have been snapped up I just hope that the originality and international flavour isn't rewritten by Hollywood so that America saves the day.